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SITES AND HATCHERY COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT 2015 – 2017


The Hatchery had a successful year with the 2014/15 fry being put out mid March to all the usual locations on the Mainland and North and South Isles. The Trout in the Shed Project received ova from the Hatchery in 2014/2015 and has done so again this year. The hatchery was thoroughly cleaned with maintenance carried out, awaiting the eggs for the 2015/16 season in November. These were duly collected and laid down and are presently hatching at a pace. Applications to Marine Scotland for consents to stock the lochs this year with fry were less than usual due to the fact that only eggs from Swannay were collected. Skaill, Clumly, Stenness, North Loch in Sanday and Heldale Loch in Hoy require to be stocked with fry from the Harray catchment area, usually the Netherbrough Burn.